Antique 19th Century Indo Persian Islamic Recurved Steel Bow
A superb quality antique,19th century. Indo Persian steel bow of typical form, recurved form composed of two elements connected together at the central swelling grip by a screw. The limbs with pronounced string notches. The exterior finely chiselled and engraved in relief with a classical Indian hunting scene (shikargah), depicting very realistic tigers hunting various animals, including buffalo and antelope, all amongst profusely chiselled foliate patterns, the grip chiseled with panels enclosing two lions.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length is 81.5cm (32.09 inches).
CONDITION: Showing the age, wear and usage, with nice age patina.